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News

Counties in the News June 22, 2016

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
Funding Indigent Legal Defense Services in NYS
 
According to the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services (ILS):
·        Local taxpayers from the 57 counties and City of New York spend over $360 million per year on indigent legal services.
·        The 57 counties outside of NYC fund $155 million annually on public defense.
·        The state provides the 57 counties with $39 million (¼ of the costs) in indigent defense support.
·        New York City spends $215 million locally on this program and receives $44 million from the state to provide indigent defense services and $40 million from the Office of Court Administration to cover expanded first arraignment and case caps.
 
Recently passed legislation (S.8114/A.10706) provides for a 7-year state takeover of the costs of indigent legal defense services. The measure now awaits approval of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
 

Regional Watershed Planning: Necessary for Conservation
 

STATEWIDE
Governor Cuomo Announces Distribution of $30.2 Million in Upstate Destination Resort License Fees to 22 Counties
 

New York finalizes sewage spill notification regulations
 

LONG ISLAND
Mangano: “Stand Down” To Clothe & Feed Homeless Veterans On July 12th
 

NYC
New York's Sept. 11 Tribute Center plans to move, expand
 

CAPITAL
Capital Region counties get casino cash
 

McCoy protects our youths' health
 

Saratoga County supervisors OK bonds for rehab of senior housing
 

Greene, Columbia smile on Skywalk
 

NORTH COUNTRY
Designated alternative: Bill would let St. Lawrence County sheriff issue pistol permits
 

Roth Industries, Inc. in Watertown Plans to Expand and Add New Jobs (Video)
 

MOHAWK VALLEY
Lawmakers want state to reimburse counties for legal defense for poor
 

Herkimer County HealthNet to Launch Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Madison County OKs $1.3M to begin courthouse project
 

FINGER LAKES
For Livingston County Development, national honor salves state DRI disappointment

In Livingston County, battle against addiction staged on multiple fronts

WESTERN NEW YORK

County OKs $30K raise for district attorney
 

County funding to allow for improved access to science museum observatory
 

Sheriff sending 8 kids to camp in Penn Yan
 

‘Best' lauded at county youth awards banquet

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